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10 Enchanting "Beauty and the Beast" Retellings

Be our guest and dive into these books inspired by the magical fairy tale.

By Sarah Mangiola

Get Great Reads With Our Out of This World Humble Bundle

Support a worthy cause — and get a great deal — with the women of sci-fi and fantasy bundle.

By The Portalist Staff

The Book That Changed How We Think About Chaos

James Gleick's "Chaos: Making a New Science" introduced readers to chaos theory and the butterfly effect, forever changing how we see the world around us.

By Carolyn Cox

11 Books like "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

Celebrate the show's 20th anniversary with these 11 action-packed reads.

By Nick Sweeney

11 NonFiction Geek Books By Women

Great reads for International Women's Day—and beyond.

By Carolyn Cox

How to Survive the End of the World

Step one: Don't panic. Step two? Eat bugs.

By Carolyn Cox

[CLOSED] Giveaway: "Humans, Bow Down," by James Patterson

In partnership with The Lineup, we're giving away a survival prize pack — including Patterson's new sci-fi thriller.

By Sarah Mangiola

"Golden Compass" Author Philip Pullman to Release New Trilogy

The author's "The Book of Dust" trilogy will be set in the same world as "His Dark Materials."

By Sarah Mangiola

One True Pairing: 12 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Couples We Ship

These 12 couples are the definition of #RelationshipGoals.

By Feliza Casano

Book Lovers: Enter to Win a Tablet Loaded With Sci-Fi and Fantasy Titles

Tor.Com & The Portalist present: The eBook Collection Sweepstakes.

By The Portalist Staff

Re-Read: Octavia Butler’s Parable Series

Octavia Butler scholar Adrienne Brown finds that things today are eerily similar to the apocalyptic world imagined within Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents.

By Adrienne Brown

The Future of War, Peace, and Military Science Fiction

Military science fiction doesn’t have to just be about space battles and glory. It can examine why we, as a culture, choose to make war—and how we can change.

By Elizabeth Bonesteel

Seven Minutes of Terror: The Phoenix Mars Mission

Andrew Kessler details the 90 nail-biting, but incredible, days he spent with the Phoenix Mars Mission in 2008.

By Jessica Ferri

9 Imaginative Fairy Tale Retellings

We always find ourselves coming back to the classics.

By Jessica Ferri

5 of the Most Elaborate Alternate History Books

Some alternate histories go to absurd lengths to be as factual as possible—even if that means taking things to a ridiculously detailed level.

By Chris Mahon

8 Books to Read As We Await the Return of “Westworld”

Here are eight books to fill your void for violent Westerns, self-aware androids, and general epic entertainment.

By Sarah Mangiola

Re-Read: "Black Swan, White Raven," edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

Speculative fiction writer K. Tempest Bradford looks back at this anthology of feminist fairy tale retellings.

By K. Tempest Bradford

10 Transformative Fantasy Books About Shapeshifters

Werewolves, dragons, and cats are only a few of the animals taking shape in these top-notch fantasy books.

By Sarah Mangiola

Re-Read: The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman

Lou J. Berger re-reads "The Forever War" for the first time since he was a child, and has a very different take on the horrors of war as an adult.

By Lou J. Berger

11 Books Like “A Monster Calls”

In these fantasy books, good can be found even in the darkest of times.

By Dana Piccoli

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